Composite Decking is an attractive, low-maintenance option for outdoor living spaces. It combines wood fibers and plastic, making it stronger and denser than traditional wood.
What is composite decking material?
It resists rot, extreme temperatures, mold and mildew and requires minimal maintenance to maintain its look. It is available in many styles and colors.
Some composite Decking brands carry warranties of up to 25 years, but these are typically only extended if the product is installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Aside from requiring less maintenance than wood, composite decking is more environmentally friendly. By combining a wood core with recycled materials, manufacturers save trees and avoid the waste of landfills.
They also use more natural materials and produce fewer greenhouse gases. They also offer more color options and design choices than other types of decking, including stain-resistant and ultraviolet resistant options.
While they are more expensive than traditional wood, the difference in maintenance costs over the life of your deck is more than made up for by the durability and longevity of composite products. If you can afford the up-front cost, a composite deck is an excellent choice for your next home project.
A majority of composite decking boards are capped, or wrapped, in a layer of texturized coating that adds protection, a natural feel and the appearance of real wood. This process also reversibly seals the board to give you an additional design option, with emulated wood grain patterns on either side of the decking.